With a campus community that is a combination of students from the local school district and boarding students from around the world, residential life at Maine Central Institute is an experience that has much more to offer than a typical boarding school. In addition to students from over fifteen countries, Maine Central Institute is the home of nationally, and world, renowned programs such as Bossov Ballet Theatre. Students in those programs call our dorms home for over nine months of the year. Activities are planned for all days off from school so that boarding students can experience a wide variety of what central Maine and New England offers. The library, student center, and gyms are available for use outside of school hours for both boarding and day students to use. Day and boarding students are involved in classes and co-curricular activities every day, but it is the opportunities outside of those organized times that provide boarding students some of the most genuine, and valuable, opportunities to interact with local students and families in a natural setting. There are countless stories and examples of boarding students that have developed lasting friendships with those they live with in the dorm with, classmates, teammates, local families, and adults on campus that have had an effect on them, which is a priceless reality that being a boarding student at MCI offers.